Episode #31 Carey Gustafson of Glass Action!

On today’s episode we talk with Carey Gustafson. Carey is a musician, artist, co-organizer of Detroit Urban Craft Fair and the creator behind Glass action. We get the scoop on how she learned her craft, get the story behind Detroit Urban Craft Fair, and how her passion for glass sparked an unlikely friendship with Louie Anderson.

Links to Carey and Detroit Urban Craft fair:


Detroit Urban Craft Fair



Looking for a next good read?

Check out Louie Anderson’s Book “Hey Mom”

5 Must have books for 2019!

As we slide into the new year here is Detroit Craft Academy’s Reading list for the upcoming year!

#1 Block Print Magic!

Emily Louis Howard of the Diggiest Girl is out with her first book!

Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, including 17 captivating step-by-step projects and the works and insights of talented printmakers for inspiration and visual demonstration. “

Emily was featured back on Episode # 28. If you missed that one check it out here:


#2 The Sisiter Pie Cook Book

Get in some inspiration for whipping up some tasty treats with Lisa Ludwinski of sister pie!

A bursting-with-personality cookbook from Sister Pie, the boutique bakery that’s making Detroit more delicious every day.”

Lisa was featured on episode #20 tune in to hear more from lisa:


#3 Dare to Lead

I can not get enough of Brene Brown, her new book dare to lead is a great look into vulnerability as leader and how you must be venerable to effectively lead. This is not just for bosses either! “I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.”

If you are not familiar with Brene Brown I highly suggest picking up her books!

#4 How to be a Fashion Designer

This one is not only for the kids, the beautiful illustration and DIY projects are sure to spruce up anyone’s wardrobe!

Lesley is a fashion designer, fashion blogger and author from NYC. I got the pleasure of interviewing her back on episode #21


#5 Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

This is a quick read that will surely get you inspired to live your best life. Also Rachel is so funny. This is a new Author on my radar and I LOVE her! She also has a new book coming out that you can pre order ” Girl, Stop apologizing” which I will also link below…

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.



WHAT’S ON YOUR READING LIST? Leave in the comments below.

# 25 – Lead Head Glass

Episode #25! On this episode I chat with Derek Smiertka and Chad Ackley of Lead Head Glass. We get a history lesson about terrariums, learn how the pair went from blue collar jobs to creative entrepreneurship, and talk about the struggles that came along the way.



Find out more about lead head glass over at their website:


Books Derek + Chad are reading: